resaricara:

Anon requested: Lestrade’s different names

Fun fact: Arthur Conan Doyle never gave Lestrade’s first name. It was always Inspector G. Lestrade which is why Sherlock in BBC Sherlock can’t seem to recall Papa Lestrade’s first name. Way to go, BBC!

"… Pain. Heartbreak. Loss. Death. "

cumberberrie:

Ao3 Classics - round two.

Series inspired by Penguin Classics. (x) Part 1

(for single covers follow the link x)

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sherlockspeare:

Benedict Cumberbatch Ice Bucket Challenge (X)

onthelosingside:

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ye s.. ..  umh  mm he llo

IS THIS EVEN REAL LIFE AT THIS POINT

dudeufugly:

luciawestwick:

donate

both ABSOLUTELY acceptable, if ya ask me

ivyblossom:

Don’t be smart.

My favourite part of this is how apparently, at some point, one of them two of them started a sentence with something along the lines of: “Well, how about a game of Operation?”

Consider: Sherlock Holmes, who is bored by normal life and won’t get out of bed for anything less than an 8 agrees to play Operation (ages 6+) with his brother.

Sherlock and his odd commitment to board games might be one of my favourite things about this show. The seemingly-incongruous playfulness of it! The fact that Sherlock’s willing roll dice and wield tweezers just for fun; this is a man who equates fun with freshly-murdered bodies, so I kind of love that board games as also on his list. And John won’t play Cluedo with him again! The tragedy of it! John, don’t deny Sherlock his simple pleasures! Come on! Play Cluedo with him!

Maybe it’s just Cluedo John’s ruled out. Maybe they have a stack of 1970s board games hidden somewhere that they pull out regularly.

Or does Mycroft have a vintage and pristine 1965 game of Operation in his briefcase which he brandishes at key moments? Does he look at Sherlock and think, yes, he needs a round or two of a childhood board game right now. That will cheer him right up. Excellent use of our time!

Maybe that’s the unexpected thing John and Sherlock do right after the plane lands. They go back to 221b for a rousing game of Go.